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The Importance of Non-Combustible Pedestals

November 27th, 2019

Designed and manufactured in the UK from stainless steel, our forthcoming range of class A1* rated non-combustible pedestals will help to ensure compliance with new fire safety legislation.

Our range of decking and paving pedestal support systems offer a versatile, durable and cost-effective solution to projects on all scales.

Reacting To Significant Changes

Combustible materials will be banned from the exterior of new residential tower blocks above 18m as well as schools, care homes and hospitals, the government has announced.

Currently, building regulations in the UK state all insulation and filler materials for cladding on high-rise buildings must be of ‘limited combustibility’.

It is understood that the only materials that will now be allowed are those classed as A1 or A2 under the European Reaction to Fire classification system, which includes materials such as metal, stone and glass which rarely contribute to fires, or plasterboard, which makes no significant contribution.

This measure – which was lobbied for by campaigners and the RIBA – will usher in a regulatory change that will signal a major upheaval in the building industry.

Developing A Stainless Steel Adjustable Pedestals

At Wallbarn, we are pro-actively reacting to the changes in fire safety regulations to ensure compliance with our products.

Using stainless steel to ensure extreme temperature tolerance, we are developing this bespoke product from scratch and it will be subject to extensive independent testing to ensure that it is fit for purpose.

Based upon our ASP design to help distribute weight effectively, we are currently developing a stainless steel adjustable pedestal which will be a Class A1 product and which is due for launch in quarter one of 2020.

Offering a similar base to our universal pedestal, we will provide different headpieces for both decking and paving to ensure maximum versatility.

For more on the definitions of class A1 and A2, please click here for the full details.

 

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